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warning those workers. here's the federal law and what it says. it says that companies with 100 or more workers must provide 60 days notice before mass layoffs or plant closings, or those workers can get up to 60 days of back pay if they are not notified. the republicans are crying foul and eamon javers picks under the story. >> reporter: here's what the omb said in late september -- it is neither necessary or appropriate for federal contractors to provide warn act notice to employees 60 days in advance of the potential sequestration because of the uncertainty about whether sequestration will occur. i've toualked to employees at t white house and omb about this question. their idea is this -- first of all, there's uncertainty about the fiscal cliff itself, whether it is actually going to happen or not. they say that the warn act is only required for those planning specific cutbacks and specific plant closings and they say since the employers in this case federal contractors don't know that sequestration is going to happen, therefore they don't have any specific information. and also the
? >> well, it would make it very challenging. in fact, we have an emergency manager law used, but when it's used it's a major help to prevent bankruptcies and other challenges. that's also on the ballot. this would override that and leave us in a spot where communities might have bankruptcy as an option, and that's a very bad answer. >> governor, let me just ask you, what are the mechanics of this thing? in other words, if they get collective bargaining as a matter of state constitutional rights, does that undo all of your reforms as you call it to the michigan comeback? does that give the unions power even over the state legislature? is it that bad? >> it would in many aspects take us back in time and give a lot of power to unions in terms of the negotiating process and really wipe out a lot of benefits we have. we're the comeback state. we've gone through tough recessions before. we need to keep going. that's where i encourage our citizens to get out there look at the details of this and vote no on proposal two. >> will this bring out a bigger turnout? i've seen recent polls that show t
or fast and furious, but they found more stuff that he's done under the law to maximize profits and minimize taxes. they got him ted dead to rights again. i don't know if any american cares. do you remember how the kennedys made their money? >> i think there was some boot legging. >> might have been a little boot legging. john kerry married and then left his yacht in providence or something, didn't he. and then john edwards flipping his magnetic business card at all the ambulances going by made $80 million. it's weird, isn't it? >> he was a good lawyer. >> and a hell of a human being, too, johnny. we have ten seconds. >> i don't think additional incremental disclosures about offshore investments will make a big deal. >> all right, my friend, thank you. >>> when we come back, we'll get to kevin ferry from the cme, we'll find out what's most likely to drive action on the second day of the quarter. smart comes with 8 airbags, 3 a crash management system and the world's only tridion safety cell which can withstand over three and a half tons. small in size. big on safety. monarch of
.s. laws. it is likely to become fodder for the u.s. presidential campaign, and there was a big piece -- >> on "60 minutes" and "wall street journal" and chavez won. >> apparently this is just a rumor, the bls the entire of bureau labor statistics from here was flown down to venezuela to monitor the election. >> the chicago guys were thrown down. >> ba-dum-boom. let's get to the story, the venezuelan president hugo chavez as joe was just saying -- >> 54-45. >> comfortable election victory that could extend his rule to 20 years. the next election isn't officially for six years but you had tens of thousands of ecstatic supporters flooding the streets around the presidential palace in downtown caracas, pumped their fists in the air and started shouting chavez's name. enrique capriles, he was beat by more than nine points. it will extend a wave of nationalizations and continue his support for left wing allies. we've heard how important this is for cuba, he has billions at his fingertips because of the oil produced there. this is the country we think has the biggest oil reserves in the wor
they're in blatant violation of the law. i wouldn't put anything past this administration. >> by the way, the w.a.r.n. act he refers to requires businesses to tell employees about potential layoffs 60 days in advance. here with reangction, former lar secretary elaine chow. thanks very much for joining us. you were the labor secretary. you had the national butreau of labor statistics under you. what do you think about this possibility of a conspiracy? >> when i was at the department of labor, i think the bureau of labor statistics was very professional. they did a very good job. i don't know what's happening now. i can't speak to that. but the fact that this administration has delayed the issuance of these legally mandated layoff notices is astounding. that has never happened before. under the law, any employer, including the government, is supposed to notify the workers 60 days prior to termination that they are indeed going to be facing termination. so for this administration to unilaterally issue a direct order to not issue it is quite astounding. >> if we could go back
of america decided to take the money. then they had to go to an equity law firm. this is encouraging to me. i would think this actual bailout is one that says, we are now past, the pig is much further along. you don't want a python swallowing a pig, but it's going to follow it when it is finished. >> words to live by, jim. words to live by. >> i think about that often, actually. >> we just listened to an incredible hour of television on "squawk box" with zell talking about what he's seen in the economy, talking more about corporate i.t. upgrade cycles. here's what zell said not too long ago. >> nobody wants to make commitment to be on tomorrow. we run a company that does a lot of corporate enterprising installations. and one of their triggers is when the enterprise projects start getting delayed, we are heading for a recession. and that's exactly what you're looking at right now. >> when the enterprise project starts getting delayed, we are heading for a recession. that collides with the calls we are seeing regarding cisco right now. jim, channel checks going on? >> cisco, morgan stanley put
party. in fact, that's not the case. enterprise law in china requires a kfc china or walmart china or cisco china or hauwei to allow for the existence of a communist party committee within the organization. hauwei, like these other companies, allows for that existence. the communist party committee doesn't have any interaction with or influence on our business operations. >> but it's alleged by our investigators that the company did not cooperate at all with the investigation. is that true? and if so, why not? if there's nothing to hide, if the company did nothing wrong, why not cooperate? >> oh, that's a great point. the company cooperated immensely. we hosted the staff in washington in december and then in china in february and members and staff in hong kong in may, with our ceo. we responded to multiple ent interrogatories, delivered reams and reams of paper. while we were with transparency and good faith, we got a book-long press release that launched the investigation last november. >> they go into quite a lot of detail in the report itself, and a lot of it, hauwei, they say,
law enforcement agencies. they claim, at least, that huawei may be in violation of certain laws. we'll see. again there is a great deal of conjecture in today's report but you you need to sort of connect the dots to really get to the final conclusion that says, hey, these guys are really bad guys. that being said, it's a huge issue between the united states and china. not that we don't have many of them. we also talked to chairman rogers about that as well this morning. they are, as we all know, one of the largest holders of our debt. they are one of our largest trading partners. but this is an issue that many feel need to be elevated to that same level of importance when we talk to chinese leaders. >> david, thank you so much. bob, down to you. >>> there are several big american tech companies who are watching this showdown very closely with china. tech correspondent jon fortt in silicon valley looking at which companies stand to win and lose in all this. >> bob, the biggest, most obvious winner here is cisco because that's huawei's arch enemy in the networking space. cisco has acc
in a nutshell was allowing the banks to abuse certain laws in order to put in the books some interesting income actually as dividends. so they were paying less taxes. this is again manipulating somehow the laws. now the bank unicredit has actually plea bargained and has paid 265 million euros. the fraud was for 245 million is what these defendants are being accused of. and the bank did it not because they admit to wrongdoing, but because they did say that was just going to be a very long and drawn out case that they didn't want to have to deal with. on so now these defendants, 19 plus profumo. he says there was no wrongdoing and he's waiting with confidence that the justice system takes its course. note just in a few days, he is expected to take on more responsibilities at his new job which is chairman at italy's oldest and most troubled bank. he will expand his duties so he's being closely watched right now. back to you. >> all right. that's the late he is out of the trial in milan. we'll take a short break. still to come, american golfers feeling a little blue after the european stage an amaz
employees, even though the law dictates that they must. and today lockheed martin says it won't issue layoff notices before the election as it had planned to do. . it said it receivered assurances from the white house that the money would not be cut in january. how is that possible? aren't the costs mandatory if we hit the fiscal cliff? well, yes, but the administration could prioritize based on any criteria it chooses. perhaps it will make sure funds go to ensure that thousands of lockheed employees in northern virginia, a key swing state won't lose their jobs. but contract in states like georgia or alabama, well, those assurances may not come. that's just my observation. before we go, that will do it for the "closing bell" today. the market, of course, higher at the close but off of the best levels of the afternoon. hope you'll follow me on twitter and
of what u.s. is all about. the rule of law, the free market system, even with all the blemishes of the last few years, and then the ability to succeed and the vision of columbus and what we're doing here with this parade is to raise millions of dollars, which we do every year, and give it back to individuals that want to have an equal opportunity through school. we give that money to students, thousands of them, maria, and that's why i'm doing this. i want to continue to help contribute. >> you constantly give back. the money raised, $2 million for scholarships for students, for grammar school, high school, college. were you -- were you on the phone at all? were you checking in with the office? i mean, the market is open. you've got $36 billion in assets under management. how did you take the day off? >> it's never too late to give, so everyone that's listening today, you know, take some of that capital gains and give it to a charity you like and make sure it's focused on education and whatever else you're passionate about. that's what counts. >> let me ask you about -- >> and b
loses sunday's election. kerry? >> reporter: tyler, by law, today is the last date that candidates can campaign here today in venezuela. a huge rally. a pro-president hugo chavez rally is scheduled for right here in the capital, caracas, later today. supporters of president chavez say they believe the future of of this oil rich country is best left to president chavez's control. at 58 years old he's been a power here for 14 years. the opposition at 40 years old, young, energetic, some say a sexy candidate who believes the oil wealth here has been squandered. his promise to re-invest in the neglected oil infrastructure in this country to get more oil to market. of course, if that oil draws so much of the u.s. interest, opec estimates venezuela has the largest reserves of oil in the world. the country is currently the fourth largest supplier of oil to the united states. but experts say the industry which was nationalized under chavez has been neglected. maintenance issues and lack of investment explain why the oil output here has actually dropped 30% in the last decade. punctuating the p
. the current law doesn't do very much explicitly about health care costs. eventually somebody will have to reduce the volume of services or reduce the price of services. >> so what are you telling investors, buy hospital stocks, don't buy hospital stocks, by the good ones? how do the insurance companies fair? >> insurance companies win almost no matter what happens. so that's fine. >> there's medicaid advantage. >> right, medicaid, medicare. >> is there a head k medicaid advantage? >> medicaid hmos lose it if obamacare gets repealed because they're going to expand medicaid, as well. >> expand it greatly. and it's not block grants. a federal expansion. so what's your favorite stocks? >> my favorite stocks are the ones that are not that impacted by federal policy. united health, intuitive surgical. genetic analysis companies do well. but not completely unrelated to reform. and you can always go outside the u.s., too, if you want. so i guess you're not moving to france if about obama wins. >> alec baldwin didn't move, i'm not moving. we say things when we're upset and then we don't really
a charter school law. we've only got about -- >> charter school law that says what in. >> that charter schools are allowed. we have ten states where you can't have a charter school, you can only have public schools, the standard. >> but the money we throw with at education, with what we spend if you did it the right way. >> we spend way more than anybody else. one of my sideline activities is running a charter school system out of arizona, we just opened our first school in washington, d.c., school name is basis. we've got two other top high schools in the u.s. in a ten-year-old charter school system. it's possible to do it. we don't hire teachers, we hire content experts for the classroom, we put some degree of tension in the classroom. we have international expectations. kids, we were all kids once, kids jump as high as you ask them to jump, and the basic problem in our education system is we set the bar so deangelo they don't have to work to get over it. >> put tension in the classroom? >> you pay teachers for performance, and you tell kids you don't pass the test, you don't move fo
by federal law, but what this question is on the ballot is basically saying that the rights of collective bargaining apply to all public employees, so let's take it one step further. what it really means is when it comes to michigan and the state government's ability to say, look, foodservice in the schools will be handled by private companies, bus transportation handled by private companies, what you're looking at is 2 to $3 billion in additional costs onto the state government in michigan calling collective bargaining a state protected right for state union employees, and so number one, this is a huge issue for the state of michigan. it is big for the governor. i think that if you look at what's happened in wisconsin, you're going to see hopefully the same level of success over in michigan. people understand that while we're -- >> we're a little short on time. i hate to cut you off here. there is going to be interesting questions at this week's debate and i would like to have you back next week to talk about it. thanks. >> i would love to. >> don't forget to watch the coverage of the fi
of the world. because people want to believe. people want to believe in the rule of law for business. there was a great hope in many of the same 200 business people would say something and he didn't. and people want to hear something that there are changes of a foot. >> which brings us back to that point and whether we'll get anything more this afternoon. >> well, jim is absolutely right. trading at almost 50% it is count to a country like brazil. there is substantial it is count that is the intrinic rush of russia. one of the steps that the government is taking is to really be more open, more transparent. this event with direct access to the heads of the government and there are also several key ministers joining us. it's a way to try to convince capital that of course there are some concerns, but there is also great opportunity for business in russia. conditions and valuations are extremely attractive compared to other bric countries. >> ricardo, thanks for that. jim, thank you, as well. >> thanks for having me on. >> jim o'neill. as far as european stocks are concerned, after good
violated some laws. how important is this, dave? >> it's important. chairman rogers was an important component of the piece we did early this month that was on chinese cyber espionage. it focused on huawei. a company discovered the chinese were in their system, nortel. they went out of business. some claim it's because of huawei. chairman rogers is trying to raise the alarm on this. i can only tell you from firsthand experience, so many ceos of fortunate 500 companies who would not come on the program that we did a number of months ago because they fear for their business in china have admitted to me face to face that their firewalls had been breached by the chinese, that they'd been informed of that by the fbi. and so by doing this, chairman rogers simply is able to raise a larger awareness of it. as for the huawei allegation, we'll see. we haven't seen the report yet and the specifics. >> the reason why the issue has been treated with -- this has been going on over the course of a decade at least. it's not just in technology. it's in other areas of business where intellectual prope
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